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About the Course

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:

Top reviews

Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.

Dec 5, 2020

Foods and us have a relationship, and this course defines that relationship. Personally, this course provides positive experience for me in regards of food, meal preparation, and eating in moderation.

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By Anna S

Jul 21, 2017

Very accessible and well presented useful information.

By jiwon p

Nov 16, 2016

I learned a lot of things and information about health

By Deborah M

Nov 6, 2016

Brilliant introduction to healthy eating and lifestyle

By Fahad A

Oct 17, 2016

get a lot of information about the food and the health

By Jesus C

Feb 15, 2016

Very clear and didactic. Useful concepts to the point.

By Yiorgos P

Feb 5, 2016

Good, succint , well presented and informative course

By Roy A E

Jan 21, 2016

Quality course with valuable content. Good experience!

By Kseniya

Jan 21, 2016

Awesome! Very inspiring! I wish it lasted much longer!

By surya p

Nov 8, 2020

it was wonderful.thank u coursera!!!

thank u professor

By Ujjvalfadia

Oct 3, 2020

Amazing information and presentation on the subject .

By Lance W

Sep 28, 2020

excellent manner in which the course is formulated


Sep 27, 2020

Muito bom e educativo. Deve ser divulgado amplamente.

By Anish M

Sep 7, 2020

Love the recipes here and also extremely informative!

By Olaoye V O

Sep 4, 2020

It interesting but I don't know to get my certificate

By Francine S

Sep 1, 2020

Lindo curso! Obrigada pelos conteúdos e oportunidade!

By Farrel M

Aug 7, 2020

Good layout , easy to understand. Tought very well .

By Tracy P

May 4, 2020

I learned a lot from course! It was very interesting!

By Kurt M

Feb 11, 2020

Good practical course on nutrition and healthy eating

By Ramya K

Nov 25, 2019

enjoyed the course. My favorite part was the recipes.

By Jim h

Nov 23, 2019

Great understandable, practical, usable information!

By juan p

Oct 5, 2019

Food is the one and most important of our medicines.

By Jane C

Sep 29, 2019

Very informative and well explained. I learned a lot.

By dani r b m

Aug 25, 2019

Thanks for everything, I have learned a lot from you

By Non

Mar 9, 2019

An excellent intro to the science of food and health!

By Kalpana A

Sep 26, 2018

In my views this course is magnificent and everyone